Director: Victor Rodriguez
From the principles in the U.S. Constitution to the regulation of the food we eat, law governs our society. With the impact of globalization as well as new forms of dispute resolution, legal policy will increasingly shape our future. Legal studies is a unique and exciting undergraduate degree program designed to prepare graduates to be part of that future - and to help shape it.
Students select a program of study depending on interests and career goals. Pre-law students planning to go to law school or students interested in graduate school in other areas choose either the public affairs or dispute resolution bachelor’s degree concentrations. Students interested in careers as paralegals choose the bachelor’s degree concentration in paralegal studies, the associate’s degree in legal studies, or the paralegal certificate program.